MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University volleyball team playing in its second game of the season showed what might be in store for the rest of the season Friday night against Winona State. Trailing the Warriors 2-0 (22-25, 18-25) the Wildcats came from behind to take third set (28-26) to get back in the match. NMU then took sets four (26-24) then the fifth and deciding set (15-12) to take the match. The ‘Cats improve to 2-0 on the season while Winona State falls to 1-1.
Newcomer Ana Lopes had another outstanding match. She ended the night with 23 kills to pace the ‘Cats. Emma Wolfe added 12 while Sami Vierk had 10 kills. As a team NMU had 68 kills in 180 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .200. Lopes also added 13 digs, three assists and a block solo.
Katie Twardzik playing in the setter position tonight had 48 assists and 17 digs. Kristn Wetzel led the ‘Cats with 23 digs. Becca Feuerherd added 12 digs and two service aces. Vierk also had a block solo and four block assists. Ellen Lemos added three block assists at the net.
NMU plays two matches tomorrow in the final day of competition at the Superior Oasis Wildcat Open. The ‘Cats face Minnesota-Crookston at 12:30 p.m. and then in the night cap face American International at 7 p.m.
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